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Amelia's Trattoria

4.7
4.7
1086 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Delio Susi, in anticipation of his restaurant’s tenth anniversary, refined both his restaurant’s menu as well as its interior design, to great success. Losing none of his Abruzzi roots, the food is clean but clearly Italian, and a little rustic. The warm and inviting room makes the same statement. Drawing on his architectural background, Susi plays with simple organic materials, like square slate tiles and tabletops, and brown leather tufted banquettes. The use of brick plus copper fixtures contribute to the Italian country/casual feel that serves food and wine to match. Wooden floors and European style open windows for the summer add to this ambiance. And red lamps that hang in bright contrast with the earthy tones during the day, shed a sexy flattering nighttime glow. Amelia’s Trattoria offers a personal and authentic dining experience using top local ingredients infused with the heart of its Italian chef.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 868-7600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Delio Susi, Jr.

  • Catering

    We offer full catering service customized to your event. Please contact Rebecca at ameliascambridge@gmail.com with any questions.

  • Private party facilities

    At Amelia’s our staff will help you make the most of your special event. We work with you personally to attend to every detail of your dining experience, from customizing your menu to choosing floral arrangements for decorations. We can comfortably accommodate 40 people for dinner or 50 people for a stand up cocktail reception. Whether it is a graduation, baby shower, corporate event or anniversary, our dining room is intimate, cozy and flexible for any type of occasion. For more information or to speak to the chef about a customized menu please call the restaurant.

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Cross street

    Portland

  • Parking details

    On street metered parking available directly in front of Amelia's on Portland St. Draper Lab parking garage is located across the street.

  • Public transit

    Ten minute walk from Kendall T-stop (Red line)and Central Square.

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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What 1,086 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. T

    Thompson

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Amelia’s Trattoria should be removed from Open Table. It’s blatantly obvious they do not respect Open Table reservations. We had a reservation for 7:30pm and were met with shrugs and repeatedly told, “We don’t have any tables right now, wait 15 min.” As we waited, more people came in with reservations for 7:45, 8:00, 8:15 and they were all told the same thing. This was all happening as they continued to seat parties of 2 and told us. They sat so many parties of 2 that didn’t have reservations that all of us with reservations for parties of 4 were baffled that they could have respected some reservations by putting tables together at that point. By 8:30, we were on Open Table looking for other places to get a table for 4 and we were all bewildered that Ameilia’s had available reservations on Open Table for parties of 4 at 8:30, 8:45, 9:00 and so on for the same night. Take Amelia’s Tratoria off Open Table. It’s obvious they don’t even look at or respect Open Table reservations. It was quite sad because we live in the area and were hoping to bring friends to try highly rated local restaurants, but sadly we will not be trying to dine at Ameilia’s again.
  2. CY

    ConnieY

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amelia's is a lovely place with really great food! The service is impeccable.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at lunch and the panini was amazing. The pasta was good. Only thing to note is the menu on Opentable is not the same as the current menu (prices and options) at least for lunch.
  4. L

    Lawrence

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    This is a very intense and rushed experience. The waiter was annoyed that we hadn't decided what to eat within a minute of sitting down. The courses were then rushed (some coming before we had finished the prior course), and again, the impatient waiter just giving us the eye. (I understand rushing the last course — the fish was wildly overcooked). This would feel natural if this were a lunch place on Wall Street. But as a place for a casual dinner, I'd give it a miss.
  5. MD

    MollyD

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks. Great food. Phenomenal desserts. We have never had a bad meal here. 10/10
  6. V

    Veronica

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My first impressions: small and quiet place with great food and excellent service.
  7. M

    Mackie

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was by far one of the best restaurants we've been to in a long time! Such great Italian-Abruzzo-region inspired food, combined with outstanding, personalized service, and overall cozy atmosphere. We will most certainly be back.
  8. JG

    JoeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. I have a food allergy and they made sure I was accommodated. The veal saltimbocca was very good. My friend thought her seafood dish was the best she ever had.
  9. K

    Kris

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The evening was great as was the food and service a great experience
  10. m

    meaganm

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great small place! Service was amazing! GREAT bartender! Food was exceptional! Will be back
  11. LT

    LTi66

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Great service, friendly neighborhood place. My linguine alla Vongole was a little bit salty, but my companions both loved their ravioli. Nice wine choices and felt comfortable. Parking could be dicey, but a garage nearby.
  12. JO

    JudithO

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful neighborhood spot! We enjoyed the spinach salad, lobster risotto and great wine!
  13. L

    Lisa

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a WONDERFUL meal at Amelia's Trattoria. Having just arrived from a trip to Tuscany the week before, we wanted to continue to savor authentic qualities of Italian food. Amelia's provided this and more -- creative combinations of delicate flavors with subtle surprises, all cooked to perfection. Very satisfying meal and intimate ambiance. We'll definitely eat there again!
  14. J

    Jack

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A bit on the smaller side - not a lot of room to move around. Besides that, fantastic food!
  15. k

    kaybee

    New England

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for the first time before going to a musical production at MIT. The food was amazing! My husband and I loved this quaint and authentic Italian gem. We had the meatball appetizer which was plentiful and delicious, complemented by some very tasty bread. We opted for a Caesar salad and chicken parmesan, which were both yummy! Thanks so much for a wonderful dinner.
  16. BK

    BrianK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an exceptional evening. The appetizers were delicious and the main course equally fantastic.
  17. F

    Fatboy

    New England

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great homemade pasta, prepared with a delicate hand in exquisite combinations. Thank you!
  18. LW

    LewW

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good first experience. We had made an indoor reservation, since this was early November and one never knows what the weather is going to be, but it turned out to be unseasonably mild, and the restaurant found room for us outside. Although we were at a table off to the side of the patio and had a minor concern about being forgotten, the servers did a good job of coming by at appropriate intervals. We shared a beet salad, which was very good; my wife's bolognese was excellent; and the chocolate terrine dessert was also excellent. My veal saltimbocca was not quite as memorable - the veal was fine, but it was a modest amount of veal that looked like a lot of food because the plate was loaded with mushrooms (mentioned on the menu) and other veggies like carrots and cauliflower (not mentioned). It was certainly OK, but the other items we had were better. We would try the restaurant again and would recommend it.
  19. M

    Mike

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    First time there for both of us was a great experience overall
  20. MB

    MichaelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great personalized service, great Italian food. Family run with attention to detail. We had the Carbonara and Chicken Picatta both seasoned perfectly.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delightful time! Meal was delicious and service was great. The perfect cozy neighborhood spot for a birthday celebration.
  22. l

    lauriea

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We ate outside as inside is tiny and crowded, but does have a lot of good energy even if it is loud. Having said that, the food and service were superb! I only wish this place was in my neighborhood I’d be going every week. Best dining experience I’ve had in a while. Can’t recommend this place highly enough!
  23. MT

    MarkT

    New England

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I have been here for drinks, but not dinner. It started out quiet at first, but still pretty tight seating. Nice and cozy, which some may not like now. However, I found it really good. It did get crowded and then it was quite loud due to it being small. Food and drinks were very good, loved it, but it is small and packed.
  24. m

    mariar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was small quaint place! The service was great! We had Paola as our sever. The food was delicious we got the roasted butternut ravioli (so good) and the steak! We got the spinach Aricini also creamy and tasty. The make their own pasta! We ordered espresso martini, lemon drop martini and the fig mule all yummy. Would definitely go back.
  25. C

    Ceabiscuit

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, great food and wine and it was awesome sitting outside next to the heaters. We will be back soon
  27. j

    jamwilson

    Seattle

    107 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    1st of all, the people there were super nice. The food was very good but our wait of an hour past our reservation time was not a good experience. This is a small restaurant and there were 2 LARGE parties there that night - a party of 18 & a party of 20. I think this was the cause of us being so delayed but when the parties are just sitting and chatting, have paid and have finished eating, while we stand at the bar was unfortunate. They did give us an order of calamari but it seemed like a small gesture when we had stood for an hour. 1 of our servers was very apologetic and tried to make us comfortable so we appreciated that.
  28. TW

    TomW

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This was our first visit to Amelia's after having walked past it several times. We were very pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent -- Spaghetti Alla Vongole, and the Ravioli special of the night -- mushroom, shrimp, cream sauce. The beat salad was also excellent. A very nice atmosphere for a couple enjoying a night out or a small group.
  29. HB

    HBReviewer

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    This small Italian restaurant is trying to squeeze too many tables into a small area. The beet salad is to be avoided as it's tasteless. The chicken Parmigiana however was delicious. Wine list is totally out of wack price wise. Music played over the speakers was way too loud and not appropriate. Overall a decent restaurant that needs a few changes.
  30. DB

    DonaldB

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Charming place which seats about 40. Very friendly, attentive service. We shared an entree which was served in 2 portions without our asking. Overall, the food was very good, but the calamari was a bit overcooked. We shared bolognaise which unlike most dishes I've had, featured shredded beef rather than ground meat. It was delicious. Also, excellent wine choices. would definitely go back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Drinks and appetizer were excellent, but main dish was a bit average.
  32. GG

    GwendolenG

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and dog friendly! Great food, friendly service.
  33. DJ

    DJC555

    New England

    183 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    183 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Really wanted to like this restaurant but….. Pros: What we did like was that we could eat outside . The service person was friendly and attentive in a good way. The restaurant acknowledged in a generous manner, a birthday treat, tiramisu. This was a kind and thoughtful gesture. Cons The food was just mediocre: The octopus appetizer: good flavor but the two thin pieces over cooked . Would have wanted one thicker piece and then it would have been a good dish. Slightly disappointing, The Meatballs should have been called bread balls, the sauce not memorable that came with. I make meatballs and while my bar is higher than most, the flavor was missing , the ratios of bread to meat way out of balance . The salad fair- good. Sadly, I can not recommend this restaurant or dining experience.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitresses were very nice and helpful. The food was delicious and highly recommend for any occasion. I had the tiramisu for dessert, and it was amazing.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Overcooked pasta is intolerable and unexpected for an Italian place. They didn't have the rigatoni, and they replaced with penne without letting us know...the best thing is that the waiter said "pasta is pasta is tastes the same..."
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you so much! Food and service was excellent 🤗💕
  37. S

    Sue12

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great wine choice! We went twice while visiting Cambridge and will definitely be back.
  38. D

    Diningin2021

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Recommend the pappardelle - fig mule was delicious.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome spot. Very under rated.
  40. EH

    EileenH

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went by myself before a movie for some dinner and drinks - had a lovely time and everything was tasty!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Amelia's Trattoria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 868-7600.

Amelia's Trattoria is rated 4.7 stars by 1086 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Amelia's Trattoria

111 Harvard St., Cambridge, MA 02139

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Portland

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    On street metered parking available directly in front of Amelia's on Portland St. Draper Lab parking garage is located across the street.

  • Public transit

    Ten minute walk from Kendall T-stop (Red line)and Central Square.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Delio Susi, Jr.

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 868-7600

  • Catering

    We offer full catering service customized to your event. Please contact Rebecca at ameliascambridge@gmail.com with any questions.

  • Private party facilities

    At Amelia’s our staff will help you make the most of your special event. We work with you personally to attend to every detail of your dining experience, from customizing your menu to choosing floral arrangements for decorations. We can comfortably accommodate 40 people for dinner or 50 people for a stand up cocktail reception. Whether it is a graduation, baby shower, corporate event or anniversary, our dining room is intimate, cozy and flexible for any type of occasion. For more information or to speak to the chef about a customized menu please call the restaurant.

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